Mohammed Al-Hakim

Mohammed Al-Hakim (Arabic: محمد الحكيم‎; born 15 April 1985) is a Swedish-Iraqi football referee. Born in Iraq, Al-Hakim moved to Sweden with his family when he was eight years old and settled in Köping, where he still resides.[1]

Mohammed Al-Hakim
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Full name Mohammed Al-Hakim
Born (1985-04-15) 15 April 1985 (age 35)
Najaf, Iraq
Other occupation Commissioned officer
Domestic
Years League Role
2011– Superettan Referee
2012– Allsvenskan Referee
International
Years League Role
2015– FIFA listed Referee

He became a professional referee in 2008 and has been an Allsvenskan referee since 2012. Al-Hakim has refereed 95 matches in Allsvenskan and 39 matches in Superettan as of January 2017.[2] In 2015, he also became a FIFA referee.[3]

Al-Hakim received much praise from both football pundits and supporters during his officiating in the 2015 season. After the season, he was selected as "Referee of the year" by the Svenska Fotbollförbundet and received a prize at the annual Fotbollsgalan.[4] In August 2015, he was also noticed for his activities on social media, when he started a Facebook page where he openly answered questions regarding his own in-game-decisions. Al-Hakim later closed the profile, citing "lack of time" as the major cause.[5]

Outside of football, he works part-time as an officer in the Swedish Armed Forces.[6]

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  1. ^ "Mohammed, 31– Sveriges nya stjärndomare". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 3 April 2016..
  2. ^ "Elitdomare i herrfotboll". svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 3 April 2016..
  3. ^ "Al-Hakim från Köping blir FIFA-domare". Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 3 April 2016..
  4. ^ "Årets domare 2015: Tess Olofsson och Mohammed Al-Hakim". svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Al Hakim lägger ner sin Facebook-sida". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Chatta med Mohammed Al-Hakim". forsvarsmakten.se. Archived from the original on 15 April 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2016.